The Russian Ministry of Defense described the attempt to seize Snake Island as a “catastrophic” for Ukraine.

Major General Igor Konashenkov, the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, described the Kyiv regime’s attempt to seize Snake Island as a “gamble” and “disaster” for Ukraine. DEA News”.

“This adventure ended in disaster for Ukraine. The thoughtless PR campaign of the Kyiv regime to seize Zmeiny Island on the eve of Victory Day led to the senseless death of more than five dozen Ukrainian militants and military personnel of the elite units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the loss of four planes, ten helicopters, three boats and thirty drones ” said.

According to him, the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost three Su-24 bombers and one Su-27 fighter in this island area. Konashenkov also said that Russian troops destroyed ten helicopters of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Among them are three Mi-8 helicopters with soldiers on board and a Mi-24 support helicopter.

He also added that six Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters were destroyed on the ground near the Odessa region Artsyz settlement.

Previously became knownOn the afternoon of Tuesday, May 10, Russian air defense systems shot down another Ukrainian Bayraktar-TB2 drone near Zmeiny Island.

Currently, a special operation of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is underway in Ukraine. It was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24. According to him, the purpose of military action is to demilitarize the neighboring country and to gentrify its officials.

The decision to run the operation was the reason for new sanctions against Russia by the United States and its allies.

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Source: Gazeta


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